7 Most Iconic Paintings By Picasso

Updated: Jul 24, 2020

Pablo Picasso is probably the most important figure of 20th century, in terms of art, and art movements that occurred over this period. By the time he turned 50, the Spain born artist had become the biggest known name in modern art, with the most distinct style and eye for artistic creation. There had been hardly any artists prior to Picasso who had a mass following of people as he did. The kind of impact that he had on the art world was like no other.

Pablo Picasso was born in Spain in 1881, and spent most of his childhood there before moving to France where hs spent most of his life later on. During his long illustrious career, he created more than 20,000 paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics and other items such as costumes and theater sets. He is universally renowned as one of the most influential and celebrated artists of the twentieth century.

Skyshot picks Picasso's 7 most iconic paintings covering his various art periods:

1. Self Potrait, 1901

Period: Blue Period (1901 to 1904)

Throughout his career, Picasso painted various likenesses of himself that reveal his progress in life and art. This Self-Portrait, painted during his second stay in Paris in the winter of 1901 marked the beginning of the Blue Period.

He was only twenty years old at the time, but he appears considerably older in this portrait.